College of Osteopathic Medicine -Chair, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Buffalo, NY

The Chairperson for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine will work closely with and report to the Founding Dean of the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation. 

D’Youville University’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation, is located in Buffalo, NY. D’Youville University invites applications for a Founding Chairperson for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. The chairperson for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine is a senior leadership position within the organization. This role is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine. The chairperson for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine collaborates with various stakeholders, including physicians, faculty members, program directors, residents, and administrative staff to ensure a successful program for D’Youville University. The chairperson for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine reports to the Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and works closely with the Associate Dean in Preclinical and Clinical Education preparing osteopathic medical students for the curriculum in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic principles and practice. 

The selected candidate is expected to sign a contract in the Spring 2024 and be present on campus Summer 2024. 

Your responsibilities include establishing and overseeing the undergraduate neuromusculoskeletal medicine including osteopathic principles and practice. This position is to address curriculum and ensuring all aspects of the program follow university requirements and are compliant with medical industry regulations., including the American Osteopathic Association.


  • Recruit and build a department of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) at D’Youville University proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation.
  • Explores opportunities to support the continuum of osteopathic education in both undergraduate (UME) and graduate medical education (GME).
  • Organize coursework and meet all academic requirements for OMM curriculum
  • Manage department and program resources effectively.
  • Teach freshman and second year osteopathic medical students in osteopathic lectures, osteopathic lab and participate in anatomy, physiology and where appropriate our case-based discussion educational format
  • Management of educational process for osteopathic medical student on clinical rotations
  • Develop and implement “Best Practice” resources. Oversee curriculum development and evaluation with faculty to ensure program quality and alignment with educational objectives.
  • Assist the Dean and Associate Deans with the development, implementation, and assessment of programs and services structured to achieve high-quality outcomes for osteopathic principles and practice.
  • Assist the Dean and Associate Deans with the design and implementation of various professional activities for faculty and staff to support the osteopathic profession
  • Create an osteopathic scholar program (academic fellowship)
  • Provide leadership and support for faculty and staff involved in osteopathic medicine.
  • Assist in the development of successful well-being programs for the osteopathic medical students
  • Develop a professional development plan for an Osteopathic Center of Excellence.
  • Collaborate with other educational affairs units to enhance and promote mutual advantages across the continuum of osteopathic medical education.
  • Further duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required

  • D.O. with American Osteopathic Association (AOA) certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM)
  • Significant experience in osteopathic medical education


  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on various multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, performance metrics and quality improvement.
  • Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain evaluation and development procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the academic departments and their individual courses offered.
  • Ability to identify problems, develop solutions and implement change.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Including Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Mental/Visual Demand and Physical Effort.
  • For a normal office environment, you must be able to lift 50lbs from floor level.
  • Must be able to lift and maneuver normal size full file box for archival purposes.
  • Must be able to occasionally bend, twist, and stoop.
  • Frequent typing of computer keyboard.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as computer, mobile device, phone, copier, scanner, printer, or related items.
  • May be called upon to work beyond the normal workday.
  • Must have good personal hygiene and adhere to corporate dress policy (business casual).

All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL.

Work Remotely - No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $180,000.00 - $230,000.00 per year

About the Institution:

D'Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D'Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D'Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D'Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Today, D'Youville features degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts along with the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine seeking accreditation and encourages students to integrate community service with coursework. D'Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners and students historically underrepresented in higher education.

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D'Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. We seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D'Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to serve the community and change the world.